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I had surgery 2-18. My discharge papers say I have to wait a month because of the surgery. That they are less effective, anyone heard this?

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3 hours ago, Rene' S said:

I had surgery 2-18. My discharge papers say I have to wait a month because of the surgery. That they are less effective, anyone heard this?

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Yes. I took a nursing class and they talked about birth control. They said you need to use another form for awhile. Probably best to ask a ob/gyn.

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On 2/21/2019 at 5:54 PM, Rene' S said:

I had surgery 2-18. My discharge papers say I have to wait a month because of the surgery. That they are less effective, anyone heard this?

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I was told the same thing. It's mostly a safety precaution so you don't develop a blood clot post surgery. I had to go off the pill prior to surgery too.

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I was on the pill and was told I had to go off - I switched to an IUD

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I refused to go off. I need to stay on the pill. It’s to prevent DVT. I just made sure to walk a lot to prevent clots. It also depends on your weight. I think the higher it is the more likely you should go off BC temporarily. I believe I’ve also read it can be less effective short term after surgery but don’t quote me on that. I’m currently not sexually active 🤦🏼‍♀️ so it was never a concern.

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I’m fixed but need my birth control to control bleeding. They told me to stop it and of course the flow came I’m so upset. I don’t want to worry about this on top of my healing

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On 03/09/2019 at 07:14, CR0610 said:

I’m fixed but need my birth control to control bleeding. They told me to stop it and of course the flow came I’m so upset. I don’t want to worry about this on top of my healing
I stayed on BC but the stress on my body was so bad I got my period the night of surgery. Asking the nurse to change my gigantic pad on mesh undies was a real experience. It sucked having to deal with pads and the incision pain but I did it.

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I was told the same thing. I had to wait a month before starting the pill again. My surgeon explained that it was to prevent any possible blood clots. During surgery, they gave me some kind a medication that interfered with my birth control. Due to that, two days after leaving the hospital, Aunt Flow came for an extended visit. My periods have been wonky ever since. I suffer from menorrhagia, so with the pill no longer doing what it was supposed to, I switched to an IUD last month. I couldn't take it anymore.

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